Judy Garland performs Gotta Have Me Go With You, the opening number from A Star is Born (1954). Song by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin; directed by George Cukor. Warner Bros. Turner Classic Movies.
Judy Garland, "the world's greatest entertainer," would have been 90 years old on Sunday, June 10.
To celebrate Garland's birthday, Turner Classic Movies will broadcast a 24-hour marathon of her best films, including The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade and A Star is Born.
Here is the complete schedule. Asterisked titles below are those programs co-hosted by Robert Osborne and Garland biographer John Fricke:
6 am -- Everybody Sing
7:45 am -- Love Finds Andy Hardy
9:30 am -- Strike Up the Band
*12 pm -- For Me and My Gal
* 2 pm -- Girl Crazy
* 3:45 pm -- A Star Is Born
* 7 pm -- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (documentary)
8 pm -- The Wizard of Oz (ESSENTIAL, JR. series)
* 10 pm -- Meet Me in St. Louis
* 12 am -- Easter Parade
* 2 am -- Summer Stock
4:15 am -- I Could Go On Singing
On June 22 (the 43rd anniversary of Garland's death), PBS will rebroadcast the Emmy-winning American Masters | Judy Garland: By Myself, co-produced by Fricke.
Miriam "Mimi" Planas, co-director of Log Cabin Republicans of Miami, has just posted on Facebook that she's running for office:
Dear Facebook Friends:
Just wanted to let all of my friends know that I have decided to run for Miami Dade County Community Council, District 10 - At Large.
I have filed the paper work yesterday and am all set to enter the race. I stand ready make a difference in our local community and do the best I can to represent the people that will hopefully put me in office.
Will keep you posted!
BY LISA LEFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a landmark ruling by two of its member judges that struck down California's ban on same-sex marriages.
Backers of the ban, known as Proposition 8, petitioned the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in February to review the decision instead of appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gay marriage opponents said at the time they would go to the high court if the appeals court declined to rehear the case. They have 90 days to do so.
Same sex unions were briefly legal in California before voters passed Proposition 8 in November 2008. Due to the ongoing legal wrangling, it's unlikely the practice will resume in the state anytime soon.
NEW YORK -- The star-studded West Coast performance of the gay marriage play "8" led by George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be heard again this month - on radio and online.
A recording by L.A. Theatre Works of the March 3 performance in Los Angeles will be broadcast in the coming days on 90.7 KPFK in Southern California, 89.7 WGBH in Boston, 91.5 WBEZ in Chicago, 94.9 KUOW in Seattle, 91.1 KRCB in San Francisco, 89.3 WPFW in Washington, D.C.; and over 100 other markets nationwide. June is Gay Pride Month.
The play is about the 2010 federal court fight against Proposition 8, the gay-marriage ban that California voters approved in 2008. The play by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black made its Broadway debut last year in similar starry fashion.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joined Log Cabin Republicans of Miami members on Saturday night for a fundraising party in Miami Shores.
Above, Eddie Sierra and Miriam "Mimi" Planas, co-directors of the Miami club, Ros-Lehtinen and host Omar Cassola.
From Sierra and Planas:
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who attended our fundraiser this past Saturday. June 2nd marked a very important time in the short life of Log Cabin Republicans of Miami. It was our first official fundraiser as an organized group. Saturday we made a HUGE statement. We made all interested parties aware that LCR of Miami is here, is strong, is fighting for our principles and is NOT going away!
We have many to thank! Thank you first and foremost to our host Omar Cassola & his lovely family for lending his beautiful home for our event. Not only is Omar the owner of the awesome Pink House but he is also a loyal and committed member of LCR Miami.
Thanks to all of our sponsors including Tipsi Stix, which people could not get enough of!
Thank you to all who made donations for our raffle and to our Raffle organizer Rick Morgan. Thank you to Nino & Eddie from Nino's Cuisine for the amazing food!!! Thank you to those who helped us set up! Thank you to everyone from our friendly Valet attendant to the wonderful women who helped serve that evening.
Thank you to Alex Cruz and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for agreeing to be a part of our event!
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is a woman of her word, flying in that evening and driving straight to our Fundraiser!!! (above and beyond the call of duty). We stand by her and will continue to support her enthusiastically, all she has to do is say the word!
And most importantly......Thank you to ALL of our members and friends. Without each and every one of you, we would not have been able to accomplish such a feat! LCR Miami feels honored and blessed to have such a dedicated group of principled individuals ready to stand up and serve at a moments notice.
Below are a few photos from our event! Please visit our facebook page for even MORE photos! http://www.facebook.com/groups/logcabinmiami/
Again, we are humbled by the support of so many and we are so happy to be a part of LCR Miami as we charge towards the 2012 election with enthusiasm and conviction knowing that our voice WILL be heard this year!!!